The holidays are almost here, and we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas! Thank you to all of our clients for making 2010 a great year! We're looking forward to a bright 2011! We thought it would be fun to see just how many daily drivers, specifically BMW, that Reggie has had since catching 'bimmer fever' 13 years ago:
- 1986 BMW 325
- 1992 BMW 325ic M-Technic Appearance Package
- 1987 BMW 325is
- 1988 BMW 528e
- 1987 BMW 535i
- 1989 BMW 325ix
- 1985 BMW 325e
- 1987 BMW 325ic w/ eta engine
- 1984 BMW 318i Baur TC
- 1993 BMW 525iT
- Work in Progress - 1969 BMW 2002
Take a guess as to which of the above bimmers had under 100k miles! Leave a comment with your guess! And feel free to share your daily drivers and any fun bits of information on them! Over the weekend, Reggie received a call from a customer who could see and smell smoke in his 2000 BMW 528i. After hearing some details and doing a little bit of research, Reggie had a pretty good idea of what the problem may be. And he was right! This bimmer was in need of a new final stage resistor for the blower motor. Take a look at the melted area!
A closer look at the old final stage resistor (left) versus the new one (right):
And Reggie took a look at a 1989 BMW 325i. In addition to an oil change, this e30 needed a new outer ball joint, a blower motor, and some new valve stems to stop a slow leak in a tire. Reggie removed the right front control arm to replace the outer ball joint:
Then he reinstalled the control arm:
He used the jack to lift up the engine a bit to gain better access while re-bolting the inner ball joint:
Once everything was back in place, the car was taken for a test drive.
Again, Happy Holidays to you and your family!